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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

I am either actively watching my weight or I am not and time flies by.

For the last almost year I really have not been watching what I eat. I cheat more than I eat on plan. I hate that my feet hurt but I guess they don't hurt bad enough to stop.

My house is full of my kids again and my exercise studio is in their space so I stopped exercising (yeah it was an excuse). I go to the Y occasionally. My feet hurt - I have a type of plantar fasciitis but it is in the edge of my right heal making walking with a heel toe gait impossible so I limp. I like water but scheduling has been difficult.

My husband has developed high blood pressure and has read Forks over Knives and now wants to go Vegan. But for me, Vegan means way too much starch and I need to be more carb controlled. So we are trying to compromise. Plus we own a share of a meat farm and just took delivery of beef, pork, lamb and chicken and a huge Turkey. I do personally best with just meat, veggies and fat. He does best with veggies and grains and beans - I can't eat beans nor most grains. My boys (men) eat Wendy's everyday and ramen and other bad for me food that was totally out of my life.

I found desserts (legal technically, even without sugar, dairy and gluten and lectins but not calorie free). I think my diet looks way too much like my old diet 3 years ago.

I know realistically I won't really do this with my whole heart until January but I am going to attempt to stick to the Yes list for the most part. I do have wine, beer, cheese and chocolate advent calendars to share but I will get a taste of each that I hope will not derail the rest of the good I will do. I am going to work on making our meals vegetable centered and add beans and grains for my husband and side of meat for me and the boys - they might like both.

Food wise: When I begin my day with a protein shake. Have a salad with protein for lunch and protein and veggies for dinner and a touch of dessert (legal) I do better and logging all of my food. I need to avoid "bready foods" like breads, cookies, chips, breaded foods - even if gluten free. My pizza needs to be either a meatza pizza or a cauliflower crust that I make.

Water wise: I do best if I drink 3 quarts to a gallon of water a day.

Also I need to exercise daily - I actually do best if I can get 2 hours but right now I am just shooting for 30 minutes a day.

I want to get up each morning (except Thursday when I go in an hour early) and do a 30 minute workout in my bedroom. Then on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I want to go to the Y after work at 8:30 and do my water jogging and on Friday try to do Hot Yoga or a home workout and Saturday do either the free class or another water. I hope to also bring my Total Gym down to the bedroom until we get my middle son moved to his own room. That would give me an hour several times a week or 2 chances at 30 minutes.

I almost must get back to consistent check ins here and logging.

Once Christmas is over I will do a week long cleanse which always jump starts me into the new year.
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